Quake No. 15 felt by some in northeast Parker County

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
November earthquakes Earthquakes and aftershocks in North Texas this month. All but two have been in Parker County: Nov. 26: 3.0 magnitude, 8:24 a.m., Azle. Nov. 25: 3.3 magnitude, 1:43 a.m., near Azle. Nov. 23: 2.9 magnitude, 3:43 a.m., near Reno. Nov. 19: 3.6 magnitude, 6:35 p.m., near Azle. Nov. 19: 2.5 magnitude, 11:57 a.m., near Reno. Nov. 19: 2.8 magnitude, 12:03 p.m., near Azle. Nov. 13: 2.6 magnitude, 3:01 a.m., near Eagle Mountain Lake in Wise County. Nov. 11: 2.8 magnitude, 2:30 a.m., near Briar. Nov. 9: 3.0 magnitude, 1:54 p.m., near Springtown. Nov. 8: 2.4 magnitude, near Azle. Nov. 7: 2.9 magnitude, 10:32 p.m., near Springtown. Nov. 6: 2.7 magnitude, 11:05 a.m., near Springtown. Nov. 5: 2.6 magnitude, 8:30 p.m., near Reno. Aftershock with a magnitude of 2.3 occurred about 10 p.m. in Newark. Nov. 1: 2.1 magnitude, near Richland Hills in Tarrant County. Source: U.S. Geological Survey

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Again Tuesday morning, people in northeast Parker County felt the earth shudder.

For the second consecutive day, and the 15th time in North Texas this month, a minor earthquake was recorded, this one at 8:24 a.m.

Nineteen people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt “weak” or “light” shaking.

The quake had a magnitude of 3.0, according to the Geological Survey’s website.

On Monday, a quake with a magnitude of 3.3 was reported at 1:43 a.m. Its epicenter was 4 miles west of Azle.

On Saturday, a 2.9-magnitude quake was recorded at 3:43 a.m. about 2 miles southwest of Reno in Parker County.

The most powerful quake so far was a 3.6 on Nov. 19 about a mile northwest of Azle.

Geophysicists have said it typically takes a magnitude of 4.5 to 5.0 to cause damage.

The Geological Survey website has a section titled “ Did you feel it?” where people can note what they were doing, their reactions and their difficulty performing tasks during the quake.

Staff writer Monica S. Nagy contributed to this report.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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